Full and Partial Dentures
Losing one tooth presents many daily challenges, such as difficulties eating and chewing the foods you would typically enjoy or feeling self-conscious about the gaps in your smile. When you're living with multiple missing teeth, these problems become even worse.
Dr. Fields offers solutions for replacing multiple missing teeth with full and partial dentures in Cabot that are removable or implant-supported.
What Is a Denture?
If the time has come for you to consider replacing all of your teeth, Dr. Fields will recommend a full denture for you. Typically this appliance is made of acrylic and is removable. Today's denture is also modeled to complement your skin tone and restore your facial structure, providing much better aesthetics and fit than the dentures your parents or grandparents wore.
Traditional dentures are removable and rely on excellent fit and support from your jawbone to stay in place. However, we will need to reline them periodically to ensure that they maintain a proper fit, as denture wear can cause deterioration of your bone over time.
Traditional dentures do take some getting used to, and it may take time for you to learn how to eat and talk with your new appliance. However, patients appreciate that dentures immediately restore their beautiful smiles and also their confidence.
What Is a Partial Denture?
A partial denture restores multiple missing teeth, but also still leaves space for you to maintain your remaining healthy teeth. A partial is also removable and holds artificial teeth in place to fill in the gaps in your smile. This appliance restores both aesthetics and function to your smile.
Implant-Supported Dentures Provide a Stable Fit You Can Rely On
We can also use dental implants to support both full and partial dentures. Dr. Fields places a few dental implants and designs your dentures to snap onto them for a secure fit. The implants not only hold your appliance in place, but they also help to keep your jawbone healthy, which promotes longevity for your denture.
When you choose implant-supported dentures, you will not experience any of the movement or slippage that you find with traditional dentures.
Which Option Is Right for Me?
Dr. Fields has been helping patients reclaim their smiles for over 17 years, and he is happy to help you determine which type of denture will best suit your needs.
During an evaluation of your teeth and mouth, he will discuss your needs and goals for your smile with you. Based on the information he gathers from you, he can make recommendations on the treatment procedures that will best fit your needs and help you reach your goals.
Don't let missing teeth hold you back from living your best life any longer! Contact Patrick Fields, DDS today to schedule your evaluation.